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RE: Canadian French language websites study WAS [w3c-wai-ig] <non e>

From: Scarlett Julian (ED) <Julian.Scarlett@sheffield.gov.uk>
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2003 09:33:44 -0000
Message-ID: <F9BE3B1AB649D311A573009027852E4D047CB8CB@EDUC_MXS>
To: 'Jean-Marie D'Amour' <jmdamour@videotron.ca>, WAI-IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>


1 question: is this going to be translated into English?

1 comment: please include a meaningful subject for your posts.



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jean-Marie D'Amour [mailto:jmdamour@videotron.ca]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2003 10:58 PM
> To: WAI-IG
> Subject: [w3c-wai-ig] <none>
> Greetings,
> The Quebec Foundation for the Blind (www.aveugles.org/), in
> collaboration
> with the W3Québec (http://www.cybercodeur.net/w3qc/) and the
> Nazareth &
> Louis-Braille Institute (http://www.inlb.qc.ca/), has
> released the results
> of a web accessibility survey of 200 French language web
> sites. The study,
> led by Jean-Marie D'Amour, evaluated 4 significant pages of
> each site (i.e.
> home page, page with principal content, page with forms, page
> with data
> table) for compliance with Priority 1 and Priority 2 levels
> of WCAG 1.0.
> Among the sites surveyed, Québec goverment (50), Canadian
> government (25),
> public or corporate sites (100), disability sector (25).
> T
> he study reveals that 84% of Web sites have poor to very poor
> performance.
> Sub-categories with the best results were, by order of rank :
> disability
> services, rehabilitation centres and organisations for persons with
> disabilities. The Canadian government sub-group ranked 4rth while the
> Québec government ranked 10th out of 17. The three least accessible
> sub-groups : sports and leisure, arts and culture, careers
> and employment.
> Globally, out of the 20 most frequent types of errors, the
> top 3 were, by
> order of incidence : HTML or CSS programming errors (95%), no alt text
> for graphics, buttons and maps (77%), headers absent or used
> in an unlogic
> order (77%).
> The study also proposes recommendations for web site owners
> and designers as
> well as for the federal and provincial goverments.
> Specifically, the study
> stakeholders call on the Québec government to amend its disability
> legislation compelling all provincial ministries and agencies
> and public
> organisations to adopt and implement the use of web
> accessibility standards.
> The complete study, as well as press releases, reactions from
> evaluated web
> sites and web accessibility resources can be found at :
> www.accessibiliteweb.org/accessibiliteweb.htm (in French only)
> Comments and questions are welcomed.
> Jean-Marie D'Amour
> Chargé de dossier
> Adaptation des technologies
> Fondation des aveugles du Québec
> et <http://www.accessibiliteweb.org/>AccessibilitéWeb
> et Agent de réadaptation en déficience visuelle
> Institut Nazareth et Louis-Braille

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